AOTY 2017
I Remember
AlunaGeorge - I Remember
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2016 Ratings: #467 / 721
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2016 Ratings: #350
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Guardian
The result is a work that maintains the group’s penchant for sweet melody and upbeat refrain, but with a richer sound underneath.
80
DIY
For the most part, ‘I Remember’ is a bold next step in AlunaGeorge’s evolution. It’s a sleek collection of pop gems that will live long in the memory.
80
musicOMH

In lesser hands, the sheer number of collaborations on I Remember could have spelled trouble, but AlunaGeorge are no ordinary band. They are so much better than that.

80
Clash

It's a whole lot more consistent than its predecessor. Even the (relatively) weaker tracks have their weak melodies lifted by George Reid's production, which is as arresting and idiosyncratic as ever.

75
The Line of Best Fit
Their second LP sidesteps the sophomore slump by throwing in elements of more radio ready electronic music.
75
Pretty Much Amazing

Though a mainstream influence definitely feels present here ... I Remember channels this influence through the kaleidoscope lens of AlunaGeorge for a widely varied and ultimately satisfying record.

70
No Ripcord

Thankfully, AlunaGeorge have offered us plenty of examples of what they do best in I Remember and, perhaps most importantly, left us wanting even more.

70
AllMusic

While Francis and Reid explored a range of sounds on Body Music, I Remember is unquestionably scattered in comparison, more of an assortment of shots at club and pop radio play, plus a couple diversions, than a unified statement.

66
Pitchfork

Aluna Francis and George Reid's sophomore album globe-trots through bass and sass-heavy dance tunes that occasionally stall out at their peaks.

60
Loud and Quiet
Their desire to replicate the success of their hulking ‘You Know You Like It’ is palpable here, if never completely realised.
60
NME
The uncluttered production always feels reasonably on-trend, but too often these songs just aren’t catchy or inventive enough to be truly memorable. The result is another pretty decent album that doesn’t quite ignite.
60
Exclaim!

That variety works against them at times, though, as it's hard to pinpoint more than a handful of tracks as impressionable.

60
PopMatters

I Remember sounds less like a finished product and more like a brainstorming session, or a collective rough draft, for a single song.

59
Paste

AlunaGeorge could have been an electropop act that failed (or succeeded) spectacularly at full-fledged pop. Instead, they’ve committed to neither their roots nor their ambitions, landing them squarely in that dull purgatory between triumph and tragedy.

Mar 6, 2017
88
Alunageorge eu te venero mas de quem foi a ideia desgraçada de n botar meu verso favorito no clipe de mean what i mean vai se fuder
Dec 23, 2016
rebeligado
65
Best track Heartbreak Horizon
Oct 10, 2016
BuffaloStaple
58
In my eyes it's a pretty forgettable pop record, a few catchy hooks and a bit of pleasant production doesn't stop this album from being a bit too underwhelming by the end. Although I can't lie, Mean What I Mean is one of the biggest pop jams of the decade for me, easily the best track, on the whole though, it's okay.
Oct 2, 2016*
tigerballoon99
68
Sure, it's highs aren't as high as they were on Body Music, but it also doesn't have nearly as many forgettable moments. Overall, AlunaGeorge have put out a really fun and enjoyable album.

EDIT: nvm I keep forgetting this album exists

BEST TRACKS: Mean What I Mean, Full Swing, Not Above Love, I Remember, Mediator

WORST TRACKS: My Blood, In My Head
Sep 21, 2016
Hunter13
69
not so impressive as their debut album
END OF YEAR LISTS
#24/Red Bull
Track List
  1. Full Swing (feat. Pell)
  2. My Blood (feat. Zhu)
  3. Not Above Love
  4. Hold Your Head High
  5. Mean What I Mean (feat. Leikeli47 & Dreezy)
  6. Jealous
  7. I'm in Control (feat. Popcaan)
  8. I Remember
  9. In My Head
  10. Mediator
  11. Heartbreak Horizon
  12. Wanderlust


Added on: July 12, 2016